Bertram, Walter Eugene, MoMM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1944-1945, MO-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Great Bend, KS
Last Address
Eldorado, KS

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Sunset Lawn Cemetery - El Dorado, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS O-3 (SS-64) USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1944-1944, MO-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1944-1944, MO-0000, USS O-3 (SS-64)
  1944-1944, MO-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1944-1945, MO-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class Bertram was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.
   
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Service number: 6296212
   
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